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AK Fernerkundung

From 24th to 25th of September the annual conference AK Fernerkundung of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG) e.V. and the AK Auswertung von Fernerkundungsdaten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung und Geoinformation (DGPF) e.V. took place at the Geocenter of the University of Bonn. (full article, german only)

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Open position in the Secretariat

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Geospatial Hub of the Year


Prof. Dr Klaus Greve, the Speaker of the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL), attended the International Geospatial Forum ( held in Lisbon from the 25th to  29th of May where he received the prize ‘Geospatial Hub of the Year’ on behalf of the Geobussiness Bonn region network  ( More information can be found here:



Latest Publications

  • Rienow, A., Goetzke, R., Hoymann, J. & G. Menz (2015): Simulation von Flächenverbrauch im Ruhrgebiet bis 2025 – Eine Gegenüberstellung von „bottom-up“ und „top-down“ Modellen auf der Basis von Satellitendaten. In: Photogrammetrie Fernerkundung Geoinformation, 4, 291-311.
  • Santos F. and Menz G. (2015): Insights for Manage Geospatial Big Data in Ecosystem Monitoring using Processing Chains and High Performance Computing. DCCLOSER 2015 Doctoral Consortium, pages 3-9.
  • Rienow, A., Hodam, H., Selg, F. & G. Menz (2015): Columbus Eye: Interactive Earth Observation from the ISS in Class Rooms. GI_Forum  ‒  Journal for Geographic Information Science, 1-2015.

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Welcome to the Center for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL). We are an interdisciplinary center of the University of Bonn dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of remote sensing, geoinformation sciences and spatial modelling. Our objective is to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration within the University of Bonn and to foster high quality research activities.

Researchers from the following institutions are currently involved:


Spokesmen: Klaus Greve



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